Feb 272018
Can Regulation Learn from Disaster?
Lessons from Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises 


Friday, March 16 
8:30 am – 10:00 am 
Duke in DC
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

Breakfast served; please RSVP here.

How can regulatory policies learn to improve after a disaster?  The Rethinking Regulation Program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University invites you to attend a discussion on crisis events and how they can reshape regulation.  The event will be held at the Duke in DC office on Friday March 16, 2018 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am.
The session will highlight the insights from a new book on this topic, edited by Duke faculty Edward Balleisen, Lori Bennear, Kimberly Krawiec, and Jonathan Wiener, Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation After Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises (Cambridge University Press 2017), which looks at responses to these events in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and assesses how laws, regulations, and institutions responded – and how they could learn to do better.
After introductory remarks, the panelists – including former high-level officials who served in government during major crises – will discuss how regulation can best prepare to learn from crises.
Sarah Bloom Raskin, Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University; former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, former Governor of the Federal Reserve
Joseph E. Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Faculty Chair, Regulatory Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School; former Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment
Christopher Hart, former Chair, National Transportation Safety Board
Edward J. Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of History, Duke University
Lori S. Bennear, Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University; Associate Director for Educational Programs, Duke University Energy Initiative; Co-Director, Rethinking Regulation
Jonathan B. Wiener, Perkins Professor of Law, Environmental Policy and Public Policy, Duke University; Co-Director, Rethinking Regulation; former senior staff economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers

 February 27, 2018